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Old 04-16-2019, 09:49 PM
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Time to buy some new Sunglasses. Prescription Polarized Lenses are not cheap so I have to make one pair do it all - Driving, Shallow Water Inshore/Nearshore, Lake, Boating/Fishing, Little bit of golf. Generally buy quality (Maui Jim, Costa, Oakley). What's your favorite lens color and why? Favorite Frame?
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:24 PM
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I like the copper costa 580 lens. Between the mornings and evenings it helps the most when I’m boating to see colors for me. I used to have the dark grey blue mirror lens but unless it was noon on a Florida summer day it made everything too dark for me.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:20 AM
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I tried several, I don´t really like sunglasses but I have to have them, I found the most convenient color is pale grey or pale blue, Ray Ban aviators, sort of mid range.
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I like the Amber with green mirror 580’s from Costa. At one point their website had a page that explained what each colors were designed for.
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Green from Costa's do best for me. Can wear them in middle of day and in lower light conditions.
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Brown lens by Suncloud.
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I’ve tried em all I now have offshore blue, inshore brown, and rose , the rose is by the best all around that I can wear all day, also great shooting lens, I pay $680 through my local optician for the costas and well worth it. No distortion at all with their lenses

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Amber green

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anything where the ladies can't see my eyes
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I like the Costa copper with green mirror. Great all around lens that gives good contrast. They grey is just too dark for my eyes.
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I go for the Brown or Rose colors with reflective tint. It gives me the best contrast. Here is link to an article that describes the benefits of different lens colors.

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Most of the time Grey. Bought a pair of Native glasses that came with an extra pair of yellow lenses, give that color a try if you have problems with low light conditions.
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Bronze for me. I prefer glass maui lenses over all others I've used. Also have an ancient pair of costa triple tails in bronze glass that I keep in the truck for a spare pair in case I leave my maui's hanging in the house.
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Very informative thread. I use Costa copper with green for inshore and offshore. I have been wanting to purchase a glass for offshore use only, but after reading this thread and you guys stating some of them are just too dark, now I'm wondering. Which glass do you guys recommend for offshore use only, without it being too dark to spot something in the spread?
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One color can’t do all, but if I had to pick just one , rose or brown are good, offshore alone blue or green
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If you haven't been there yet, go here: https://www.costadelmar.com/us/en/pe...hnology/lenses. Costa site, shows their different lens colors and you can click to see simulated images. FWIW their green mirror, copper silver mirror, and copper lenses all seem to give the same visual hues. Also the blue mirror, gray silver mirror, and gray mirror all seem to transmit the same hues as well. Whether the same holds true with other brands I cannot say. Blue mirror, green mirror and gray silver mirror allow 10% light transmission vs 12% for the other colors except sunrise silver mirror which transmits 30% of the light.
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For just one, HT Bronze Maui Jims I wear those the most. I also have a beat up pair with HT Green that I wear on cloudy days. Either are great for out on the water. I think the bronze is best for sun reflecting of of the highway or snow. Neither is so dark that you want to take them on in anything but full sunlight.

As for frame selection, I won’t even bother to make one because everyone has a different size and shape of face and a different sense of style.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:19 AM
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Looks like rose tinted lenses are winning hands down. I just dont want you to confuse the mirror color with the lense color. Generaly if a company has a green mirror they put a rose tinted lense on it and if has a blue mirror they put a grey lense on it. Rose can go by a bunch of names depending on the company. Vermillion,copper,brown,rose, are all just variations of rose.Rose creates contrast and depth of field. It also allows more visible white light to pass through then most greys. Fit is everything so try on before you buy.
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As long as they don't have white frames. Those are for soy boy,man bun weirdos.
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